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Register now for sewing classes at Haberman Fabrics

If you’d like to learn to sew or expand your sewing skills with different projects, Haberman Fabrics is offering a wide range of classes this year. Among them are “Learn to Sew,” “Kids Sew Time,” “Hand Sewing,” “Moto Jacket,” “Bridal Veils,” “Chanel Jacket,” “Couture Stitches,” “Bed Skirts,” and “Workshop: Drapery.” Haberman Fabrics is at 905 … Continue Reading →

Bernina Dealer previews long-arm machine at American Sewing Expo

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines recently announced that its Ann Arbor Sewing Center will showcase the BERNINA Q 20 Long-Arm Machne at booth 329 this weekend at the American Sewing Expo to be held at Suburban Collection Showplace. (The machine is not yet available for purchase.) It’s reported … Continue Reading →

Don't miss 'Stitch N' Pitch' at Comerica Park Sept. 28

The seventh annual “Stitch N’ Pitch,” co-sponsored by Mittens for Detroit and the Black Sheep Knitting Guild, will be held at Comerica Park Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. for knitters, crocheters and other needlearts enthusiasts. Wendy Shepherd, executive director of Mittens for Detroit, says participants are encouraged to bring a pair of “new, unused men’s mittens or … Continue Reading →

The American Sewing Expo returns to Novi Sept. 26-28

The much-anticipated American Sewing Expo returns to Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Sept. 26-28. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in numerous seminars and workshops with fashion and costume designers, couture specialists, corset makers and teaching professionals. New York City Fashion Institute of Technology couture professor Kenneth King and Butterick and Vogue pattern … Continue Reading →

Help!!! I need to get rid of more books

Hmmm…It’s desk cleaning time AGAIN!!! And, as usual, I need help clearing away some of my craft books! If you’re interested in helping, please drop me an email at jbrown@detroitnews.com with a list of crafts you’re interested in, and maybe I have something to send your way. Please put the word “desk”  in the subject … Continue Reading →

Join others in Diamondale for hours of crafting

Members of TangleMania Club and Craft 911 will join together to share ideas and have lots of fun tomorrow, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at SmittenDust Studio, 257 South Bridge St. in downton Dimondale. “The studio is the only 1900-era building on the corner of Bridge and Jefferson Streets, next to the ice cream shop. This non-teaching event is … Continue Reading →

Please help me find the top of my desk!

Hmmm…, just wondering if I can get a bit of help clearing some of these craft books off my desk? If interested, just email me at jbrown@detroitnews.com, and let me know what crafts you’re interested in, like spinning, sewing small items, beading, quilting, weaving, knotting, pom poms, metal jewelry making, sewing for the home or dressmaking. I … Continue Reading →

Mark your calendar for Oct. 26-27 Ann Arbor Fiber Expo

If you’re a fiber enthusiasts, then you won’t want to miss the Ann Arbor Fiber Expo at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road. “Classes will be available in many of the fiber arts. Vendors will be on site offering a wide selection of products. Breeders will be exhibiting some of their … Continue Reading →

Longtime crafter has supplies to give away

Kathryn of Birmingham just called to say she has tons of various craft supplies to give away to individuals or groups. A crafter for “over 50 years,” Kathyrn says her stash includes fabric, wreath forms, yarn, knitting needles and LOTS more. She feels it’s all too nice to toss in the trash, and that there has to be … Continue Reading →

More books to giveaway!

Hmmm…I just found several more books here on my desk for giveaway. If you’re interested in cardmaking, sewing for infants, decorative painting, crafting ideas for a wedding, tie-dyeing, upholstering furniture, knitting toys or embroidering items for your home, just drop me an email at jbrown@detroitnews.com and tell me which book(s) you’re interested in possibly receiving. Please put the word “giveaways” in … Continue Reading →